We welcome editorial suggestions and Press Releases.
that only articles originated by UK Gay News are archived
2006 Listing of UK, Ireland and
Europe LGBT Events
Oct 31: Russia:
Russian Anti-Gay Deputy Sacked by His Party.
One of the main organisers of antigay protests and hysteria against the
first ever gay pride march in Moscow earlier this year has been sacked by
the Liberal Democratic party
Oct 31: France:
Gay Football Team Launches Red Card to Homophobia Campaign.
A campaign which will show a “red
card” to homophobia in French football is to be launched on Sunday (November
5) at the Parc de Prince stadium in Paris.
Oct 30: USA:
For Gay US Military,
Online Use Can “Lead to Investigations and Dismissals” Says SLDN.
Amidst new reports that the US armed forces are increasing their
surveillance of online usage by military personnel, Servicemembers Legal
Defense Network (SLDN) today cautioned service members to be especially
careful when using the internet or posting information online.
Oct 29: Nepal:
Grave Concern Over Safety
of Two Nepali Lesbians. By Sunil Pant.
There is gave concern in Nepal for
the safety of two lesbians. Niduka Rai, aged 24 from Panchthar,
and Nirmala Lawati, aged 27 from Jhapa, are said to have been separated by
their families – with the support of the Nepal Police.
Oct 27: Europe:
New Euro Gay and Lesbian
Website to Shine Online.
A new website for the European
Parliament’s ‘Intergroup on gay and lesbian rights is to be launched next
month, it was announced today.
Oct 25: Australia: Melbourne Cops in 'HIV Protect' Mode.
By Doug Pollard. Police
have moved to protect the public following new discoveries while executing a
warrant to obtain Department of Human Services files relating to the case of
Michael Neal, the Melbourne man charged with deliberately spreading HIV.
Oct 24: USA: US Army Releases Soldier
Convicted in Connection with Anti-Gay Murder.
Former Army Specialist Justin
Fisher, who was convicted of conspiracy in the murder of Private First Class
Barry Winchell at Fort Campbell, Ky., has been released from prison after
serving seven years of an original 12 and one half-year sentence.
Oct 24: UK/Iran: Protests Planned as Former
Iranian President Visits UK. Sir Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat leader, has agreed to honour the
former President of the Islamist dictatorship of Iran, Mohammad Khatami who
has defended – and justified – the barbarities of Sharia law, which include
the death penalty for gay people, unchaste women and Muslims who turn away
from their faith.
Oct 23: UK: Cleric, Newspaper Slammed by Gay Group after Homophobic Outburst.
Gay men and women – and their families – in the north west of Northern
Ireland are outraged at the publication last week by a local newspaper of a
homophobic outburst by a local Free Presbyterian minister.
Oct 20: UK: Killing Gays Is OK, Says British Muslim Imam.
leading Imam has confirmed that he thinks the execution of sexually active
gay men is justified. Mr. Arshad Misbahi, who is based at
the Manchester Central Mosque, confirmed his views in a conversation to Dr
John Casson, a local psychotherapist.
Oct 20: South Africa: Gay
Marriage Vote: Separate is Still Unequal in Access
to Marriage, Says HRW. South Africa’s Parliament
should affirm the promise of equality by opening civil marriage to all
regardless of sexual orientation, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a
letter to the South African speaker of parliament.
Oct 19: Poland: Tax
Relief – But Only for Straight Married Couples. Over 1 million gay and unmarried heterosexual couples not included
Oct 17: UK: Cashman Hits Out As Euro Tories Join UKIP in Not Supporting Creation of HR
Agency. A leading British Labour MEP has hit out at the stance of UK Conservatives who
voted against fundamental rights by supporting the United Kingdom
Independence Party’s (UKIP) plan to reject the creation of a European
Fundamental Rights Agency.
Oct 17: Nepal: Summit Talks: Nepal’s New Constitution and Homosexuality/Transgenderism.
The summit talks between the Seven Party Alliance (SPA – government) and the
Maoists seems to have be going on forever without any agreement The future
of the monarchy and arms management are amongst the most difficult and
controversial issues to agree upon, making the rest of the issues – such as
sexual minorities – isolated and not addressed.
Oct 15: UK: Gay
Group Demands that Ruth Kelly Resigns Immediately. Reports that
Communities Minister Ruth Kelly, who is a member of the Roman Catholic
organisation Opus Dei, has delayed legislation that would outlaw
discrimination against gay people have prompted the Gay and Lesbian Humanist
Association (GALHA) to call for her resignation.
Oct 15: Romania: All
We Want Is for People to View Us as Normal – Young Gay Romania.
are considerable expectations among the gay community in Romania as the
country prepares to join the European Union at the beginning of next
year. Razvan (Ryan), a gay 17 years-old who has yet to fully “come
out”, assesses the current “gay situation” in Romania – and looks
forward to what he hopes EU membership will bring.
Oct 14: Poland: Sexuality
of Polish Prime Minister Openly Questioned Again.
Speculation on the sexuality of the Polish Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński
has been rife in Poland for years. And this week, former President Lech
Walesa confirmed what he said on television more than 10 years ago.
Oct 13: Europe: EuroPride 2009 Awarded to Zurich.
Zurich in Switzerland has been selected as host city for 2009. The decision
was made at the 13th
international conference of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA)
in Madrid last weekend.
Oct 13: Russia: Three
Years Imprisonment For Killer of Gay Moscow TV Journalist.
killer of a gay Russian TV journalist has been given an unusually lenient
sentence of only three years in prison, according to reports by LENTA.RU.
Oct 12: UK: Lesbian
Couple Fights On – But Not Through the Courts.
The lesbian couple
whose legal Canadian marriage was declared invalid by the UK High Court’s
Family Division earlier this year has vowed to fight on.
Oct 10: Europe/Iran: Bar Deportations to Torture in Iran, Says HRW.
As the Netherlands mulls resuming deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender asylum seekers back to Iran, and Sweden begins such
deportations again, both European governments must adhere to their
international legal obligations not to send people back to the risk of
torture, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.
Oct 7: USA: American Gay Rights Pioneer Presents Lifetime Papers To Nation.
Long-time civil rights activist Franklin Edward Kameny has officially
presented more than 70,000 letters, documents and memorabilia to the nation.
Oct 6: Cameroon: Imprisoned
Gays in Cameroon Face High HIV Risk. Ten days after completing a
one-year prison sentence for homosexuality during which he was raped and
abused, Alim died from an AIDS-related illness at the Central Hospital in
Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.
Oct 5: UK: Top UK Sex-Change Expert Faces
Ban. By Dr.
The General Medical Council this week began to hear allegations of
professional misconduct against Dr Russell Reid, an internationally-renowned
consultant psychiatrist specialising in transgender and gender reassignment
issues, which are often referred to medically as gender dysphoria or Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
Oct 3: USA: National Gay Youth Group Calls for Full Disclosure in Foley Affair.
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is calling for a full
investigation of former Congressman Mark Foley in the wake of last week’s
revelations of his internet instant messages with teenage Congress “pages”.
Oct 3: USA:
LGBT Newspapers Unite to Promote US Gay History Month.
of October’s Gay History Month will have icing to add to their cake this
year as a collection of leading GLBT newspapers will, for the
first time ever, collectively recognize national and local pioneers from the
Oct 3: UK:
Muslim Challenges Trial Judge. A twenty-nine-years-old gay Muslim
is challenging the conduct of one of England’s senior circuit judges,
Nicholas Medawar QC, who sentenced him to
eight years jail in 2002.
Oct 2: UK:
Another Man Utd Player Makes Anti-Gay Remark.
second time in a week, a Manchester United player has made a homophobic
outburst. Today, England defender Rio Ferdinand called Chris Moyles a
“faggot” on live radio.